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Technology has always found its greatest consumer in a
nation's war and defense efforts. Since the last attempts at a
"Star Wars" defense system, has technology changed
considerably enough to make the latest Missile Defense
initiatives more successful? Can such an application of
science be successful? Is a militarized space inevitable,
necessary or impossible?
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- 09:10pm Nov 8, 2003 EST (#
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wrcooper - 06:47pm Nov 8, 2003 EST (# 16943 of 16944) to
Cantabb's posts dealt almost exclusively
with criticisms of rswowalter's off-topic or loony posts or
lchic's off-topic posts, so they, too, had nothing to do
with missile defense.
Having watched the interminable exchanges on this forum
dealing with personal and other topics far removed from MD, I
was NOT interested in following the same futile route and my
very first post (Sept 17) stated my impressions and
suggestions. This elicited a barrage of comments which I have
addressed in the past 7 weeks, besides some running battles
with regulars like fredmoore, gisterme, lchic/rshow and
My posts are not required reading, and with due respect, I
couldn't care less if you read or "ignore" me. But what
surprises me is the need for you to offer reasons for your
personal preference. NOT really my concern, except for what
seem to be your conflicting reasons:
Earlier on you offered this, which seems different from
your position now (quoted above)
wrcooper - 10:53pm Oct 6, 2003 EST (# 14493
I set you to "Ignore" because I tired of
your constant battles with other posters over perceived
insults. You should ask yourself why you so often get
into flame wars with other posters. You often do post
on-topic posts, which I've found informative, but more often
than not of late your posts have devolved into prickly
attacks against what you deem personal attacks against
you. It became tiresome to me.
Obviously, your reaction as an observer is going to be much
different from me, the subject of the comments.
However you feel comfortable, do whst you feel you must--
NOT really my concern.
- 09:25pm Nov 8, 2003 EST (#
16972 of 16986)
lchic - 08:24pm Nov 8, 2003 EST (# 16968 of 16971)
Cantabb - how will the democratisation of
women in the Middle East lead to a more stable world -
lessening the threat of chaos, breakdown and nuclear attack?
Think about it and get back to us!
A LOT of issues there, BUT Nothing to do with MD, To you, I
know, almost everything is or can be made MD-relevant !
lchic - 08:27pm Nov 8, 2003 EST (# 16969 of 16971)
Cantabb - why is important to understand the
way other cultures think?
I've an interest in that for various reasons, but anything
to do with MD?
Why did Eisenhower want Showalter to look at
the problem of 'talking, negotiating, linking in with the
Russians. Why was that important?
YOU mean he couldn't find anyone else some 40 years ago,
except a young rshow. And you, obviously, believe it. I've
seen no credible independent evidence on any of this, but
you've have your own reasons to believe.
Where did nuclear weapons lie then, and
where know - is this an unknown known?
You tell us, or have a declassified/debriefed rshow tell
us, so that we can examine.
If it's an unknown known - then, in the
light of that, how best can the 'advanced economy countries'
ensure their own immediate and longer term safety?
You may want to talk to Rummy.
Think about it and get back to us later!
Wasn't much there to think about, bt pls. don't go by my
- 09:31pm Nov 8, 2003 EST (#
16973 of 16986)
The weirdest Forum on NYT rolls on...lchic on a frenzy of
mindless posting....she must have been at it all day....some
form of "revenge" for dissing of her "Master", plus fact of
the end of the Forum soon..? Some psychological need to post
all this garbage...
- 09:33pm Nov 8, 2003 EST (#
16974 of 16986)
Looking on the positive side, end of this Forum also means
end of fredmoore, as worthless as the rshow/lchic team...
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